St Brendan’s U14 Basketballers Going For All-Ireland Glory

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St Brendan’s Basketball Club U14 Boys who are competing in the All-Ireland Division 1 competition in Gormanston, Co. Meath next weekend. Front Row (from left): Kieran Arrellano, Conor Cronin, Olaf Michalchuk, Rory Clifford, Aaron Nolan.Back Row (from left): Brian O’Donnell, Shane Kelly, Shane Cotter, David Scally, Sean Naughton. Missing from photograph:  Adam O’ Carroll & Steven Barrett.

AFTER the recent heroics by Tralee Warriors, excitement is building in another local basketball club as the St. Brendan’s club U14A team prepare for the All-Ireland Div 1 tournament in Gormanston, Co. Meath this weekend.

It has been a fantastic season for the team, having lost only one game to Rathmore, in a very competitive Div.1 league.

They saw off challenges from Bobcats, Rathmore, Castleisland, Duagh, Killorglin and Imperials to clinch the league title.

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They were victorious over Castleisland in a thrilling cup final in February, having already accounted for Rathmore and Duagh in the earlier rounds.

They will face stiff competition in Gormanston, as they are drawn in a pool with the Galway, Cork and North Midlands champions.

It has been a long season for the team who began training twice a week last September and has increased that to four sessions per week for the last three weeks.

Coach Tony Griffin has left no stone unturned in his preparations and says he is delighted the way things are going in training with all players improving their individual skills and developing into great team players.

The team wishes to acknowledge their sponsors Lee Strand, who recently presented them with a new set of gear.Missing from photograph:  Adam O’ Carroll & Steven Barrett.

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